4 Reasons to visit the Natural History Museum of London

Natural History Museum in London

A city trip to London is usually packed with must-see landmarks and shopping. Consequently, a visit to a museum often is forgotten or striped of the list for the sake of time. However I would urge everyone to at least step into one of the three iconic museums. South Kensington's Exhibition Road is the heart of cultural London with the three iconic buildings The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), The Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. So let me explain the reasons for visiting … [Read more...]

A Karl Lagerfeld Christmas Tree

Clairidges Hotel at Christmas

It is an annual highlight for Londoners and visitors of the city: the unveiling of the Christmas tree in the Clairidge's Hotel. The Clairidge's Hotel started the tradition eight years ago. A favourite guest is asked to reinterpret the tree in their own signature style. This has resulted in the most extraordinary and magical Christmas trees. Each year Londoners and tourists make it a point to see the tree and make their way to the hotel lobby to get a peek. So did I and it did not disappoint. … [Read more...]

The Extended Guide to Christmas shopping in London

Christmas shopping in London is something else. Ever since I was little we would annually go to London for gift shopping. The family tradition brings back so many heart-warming memories that I attempt to uphold it as much as possible. Since I know London like the back of my hand, I can easily stuff all my favourite addresses, streets and shops into a 72 hours shopping itinerary and build in some sightseeing and high-tea-ing on the side. Because seriously, can one ever get enough of seeing the … [Read more...]

Christmas lights and decorations in London

No European city does Christmas illuminations and decorations like London does. As the British capital gets ready for Christmas and the festive season, it also transforms into a magical and sparkling site that bedazzles locals and tourists alike. The twinkling lights in the streets, the storybook shop windows and the festive decorations wrap the city in a joyous and enchanting ambiance. Discover the magical light and decorations in my video (2.30 min) and read on to find out my go to list to … [Read more...]

London shopping guide: Islington

Sometimes I totally forget to blog about experiences I had that might spark your interest. Like my short city trip to London earlier this year. Each time I go to London, I try to explore a different part of the city and go a bit of the beaten track. I've been to London so many times, that I don't bother visiting the touristic places anymore, nor the high street (Oxford st), unless I have time left or need something from a particular store. But that is hardly ever the case, since there is so much … [Read more...]

Must-visit: The Savage Beauty exhibition in London

If you do anything this spring/summer while in London, go to the Victoria & Albert Museum to see the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition. It is hands down the best (fashion) exhibition I have ever been to. The Savage Beauty exhibition, that runs till August 2nd 2015, celebrates the work and vision of fashion designer McQueen who is famed for his creativity, inovative designs and challenging boundaries of art and fashion. His work, curated by the museum's senior curator Claire Wilcox, … [Read more...]

London hot spot: Restaurant Spring

Tucked away in the new wing of the 19th century iconic London Somerset House, the newly opened restaurant Spring is a treat for the palette and the eye. Australian expat chef cook Skye Gynell's restaurant is all about seasonal dishes served in an elegant interior. The food is inspired by nature, with the best produce and plucks from biodynamic farms. A warm and inspiring spot to meet for lunch or dinner. The interior was designed by her sister Briony Fitzgerald. In the light-filled 'winter' … [Read more...]